macOS High Sierra “root” User is Enabled by Default with Blank Password

Apple will be issuing Software Update to disable “root” user which is inadvertently enabled by default with blank password in macOS High Sierra.

To disable “root” user, follow the instruction from Apple or the instruction below:

Disable the root user
Choose Apple menu (´ú┐) > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups (or Accounts).

Click the Lock, then enter an administrator name and password.
Click Login Options.
Click Join (or Edit).
Click Open Directory Utility.
Click the Lock in the Directory Utility window, then enter an administrator name and password.
From the menu bar in Directory Utility: Choose Edit > Disable Root

In previous incarnations of macOS/OS X/Mac OS X, “root” user is disabled by default.

Note:
Anyone with physical access to your Mac potentially can reset your password.

Master Of Puppets (Remastered) – Deluxe Box Set

I picked up Master Of Puppets (Remastered) – Deluxe Box Set that I pre-ordered from Amazon at one of Amazon pickup locations.

Master of Puppets (Remastered) hit the street on Friday, November 10, 2017 but the Deluxe Box Set was not delivered until Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

This limited edition deluxe box set contains a lot of things:

  • Three vinyl records (with a MP3 Download Card)
  • Ten CDs, two DVDs
  • One cassette
  • A hardcover book including never-before-seen photos
  • A folder containing handwritten lyrics
  • A set of six buttons, and
  • A “Damage, Inc.” lithograph.

Wait a minute, a “cassette”?
What is it?
How do you even play this “cassette”?

Thankfully, Amazon includes AutoRip of the box set, including the cassette (tape). I didn’t even have to use the MP3 Download Card. The cassette contains fan recording from┬áSolnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden – September 26th, 1986; it was Cliff Burton’s last show.

Eight songs off Master of Puppets, tracking in at 54 minutes and 46 seconds, reinvented heavy music in 1986.

On March 23, 2016, Master of Puppets was selected as one of 25 recordings that were added to the National Recording Registry; as it is deemed as “cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society.

I would like to add that <aster of Puppets is culturally, artistically and historically significant to the world.